The Invisible Orchestra is a 16-piece ensemble combining soul, Latin, deep funk, jazz and big band with huge orchestral sweeps, Afrobeat, Arabic punk, hip-hop and brass-heavy dance music to create a vibrant, energetic and exhilarating tour de force which defies categorisation.
The band’s electrifying live shows have included collaborations with guest vocalists and musicians who have played and recorded with acts like The Specials, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’ and Jamiroquai to name a few, performing alongside a talented and diverse set of core musicians who’ve toured throughout the world. With shows known to include up to 32 musicians at a time, The Invisible Orchestra is a unique and ever-evolving spectacle that’s not to be missed.
Think of the most decadent Hollywood star you can, then imagine them getting married for the fourth (or is it fifth?) time to some dissolute countess in a sprawling Provençal château, then The Invisible Orchestra would be the wedding band invited along – a day early, with some casualties – to soundtrack that balmy Mediterranean evening of A-list debauchery, filling the pink skies with stridently lush arrangements. Polished enough not to fall apart, smudged enough to swing.
– The Quietus.
Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra look like a skiffle band in comparison.
-Mike Atkinson (The Guardian)